Tennis: Petkovic reaches round of 16 in Berlin – Niemeyer out

Setzte sich mit 7:6 (10:8), 6:4 gegen die Spanierin Garbiñe Muguruza durch: Andrea Petkovic spielt eine Vorhand. Foto: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa

beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-6 (10-8), 6-4: Andrea Petkovic plays a forehand. Photo: Wolfgang Kum / DPA

Andrea Petkovic was the only German tennis player to reach the round of 16 at the lawn tournament in Berlin. The 34-year-old from Darmstadt won her first-round game against former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in 7:6 (10:8) from Spain. , 6:4.

Berlin – Andrea Petkovic was the only German tennis player to reach the round of 16 at the lawn tournament in Berlin.

The 34-year-old from Darmstadt won her first round game against former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7:6 (10:8), 6:4. After a tough fight in the first set, Petkovic took an early break in the second round and kept faith in his serve.

“I’m really happy, I played a really good second set,” Petkovic said after the win over the fifth-seeded opponent. In the top 16 round, she meets Alexandra Sasnovitch of Belarus at the event, which is endowed with 709,000 euros.

The day before, Jule Niemeyer, like Tamara Korpatsch, was knocked out in the first round itself. Niemeyer lost to Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 4:6, 7:5, 3:6. In the third round, the 22-year-old from Dortmund missed her serve twice. Missed the world number 96. Revenge for a three-set loss against the Swiss in Berlin a year earlier. Three-time Grand Slam tournament winner Angelique Kerber has decided not to take part in Berlin in preparation for Wimbledon.

After failing to qualify for the main draw in singles, Sabine Lisicki reached the quarterfinals in the doubles competition. The former Wimbledon finalist from Berlin shared a 7:5, 6:4 victory with Canada’s Bianca Andreescu against Chinese pair Xu Yifan/Yang Zhaoxuan. Lisicki recently celebrated his return from injury for a year and a half.



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